This Porsche Macan video review includes information about the Macan S and Macan Turbo models, including their turbocharged engines, PDK transmissions, fuel economy, pricing, interior quality and cabin space. For more information, read the 2015 Porsche Macan review and 2015 Porsche Macan Long-Term Road Test.
For now there are two models available: the Macan S and the Macan Turbo. Despite their names, both actually have turbocharged V6 engines, along with standard all-wheel drive and Porsche's PDK transmission. The 3.0-liter S produces 340 horsepower, which is more than everything in the segment except the heavier Audi SQ5.
The 3.6-liter, 400-hp Turbo blows the doors off every other compact luxury crossover. It simply does not have an equal, and really, no other SUV comes as close to feeling like a sports car than the Macan ? be it a Turbo or an S.
The Macan has roughly the same length and wheelbase as competitors like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, but it's wider and not as tall. There's also a significant difference in interior space. The back seat is cramped and its cargo capacity, with the seats up or down, is essentially tied with the Lexus NX and Range Rover Evoque for class worst.
Its cabin quality is amongst the class best, though, giving up nothing to pricier Porsches. Construction embodies the term precision, the materials used are excellent, and the design is pure Porsche.
Until a base model Macan comes along, pricing starts at just under $50,000. Be aware of the lengthy and hilariously expensive options list, though as tens of thousands can be added to the bottom line after just a few selections.